With just a few more days until his origin story blasts into theaters, let's delve back into the lost lore of Han Solo and Chewbacca. Tonight's transmission concerns one of the first stories in what would later be known as the Star Wars Expanded Universe; Marvel Comics' Star Wars #7 - "New Planets, New Perils!" … Continue reading The Exploits of Han Solo: “New Planets, New Perils!” (Marvel Star Wars 7)
The Exploits of Han Solo: “Routine” (Star Wars Tales 2)
Welcome to the Summer of Solo! We're just a few days out from the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story, which looks surprisingly decent. Until recently my level of enthusiasm for this film (and other proposed "origin" Star Wars movies) could best be described as "wet bantha fart," but the trailers hit me like … Continue reading The Exploits of Han Solo: “Routine” (Star Wars Tales 2)
Bargain Bin Bounty: Marvel’s Star Wars #49 – THE LAST JEDI!
Star Wars Fever is in the air, as Episode VIII bears down upon us like a Star Destroyer chasing a Rebel Blockade Runner. I was pumped when they announced the film would be titled The Last Jedi, but also had a slight "nerdier than thou" smirk. You see, there is already a Star Wars tale … Continue reading Bargain Bin Bounty: Marvel’s Star Wars #49 – THE LAST JEDI!
Questionable Collectibles: Batman Crazy Foam
This off-putting gem was found in a fluorescent-blasted Walgreens, where my friend and I had stopped to use the ATM whilst hopping bars. The product in question is some kind of "Crazy Foam" that Batman violently expectorates from his screaming mouth. My friend mused "I think some kind of line was crossed somewhere." All I … Continue reading Questionable Collectibles: Batman Crazy Foam
What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters this weekend. Since Space Station Wagon is a survey of scifi and a conspectus of comics, I thought I'd clue any curious cats in. Valerian and Laureline is a French comic strip written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, first published in … Continue reading What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
Star Wars Dark Horse Deep Cuts – Droids: the Protocol Offensive
Star Wars comic books were first published by Marvel, and since Disney now owns Marvel AND Star Wars, they are being produced at The House of Ideas once more. But in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dark Horse Comics was the home for Star Wars sequential art. The company was founded in the 80s and … Continue reading Star Wars Dark Horse Deep Cuts – Droids: the Protocol Offensive
Closed Comic Shop
Derelict shopfronts and decaying strip malls aren't hard to find in America these days, as the economy has never truly recovered from the 2008 crash. Retailers like to blame consumers doing more of their shopping on the internet, which is fair. But also less people with free cash to spend = less people buying shit, … Continue reading Closed Comic Shop
Bargain Bin Bounty: The West Coast Avengers # 18 (1987)
Welcome back for the second installment of Bargain Bin Bounty, Wagoners! Like I said in the first BBB post, there's nothing quite like rummaging through dusty longboxes to find a great old comic that can be had for pocket change (literally). I found this issue a while back in what may be my favorite comic … Continue reading Bargain Bin Bounty: The West Coast Avengers # 18 (1987)
Suicide Squad Won an Academy Award
Was it for best original song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkqyIoYAXV8 * It was actually for Best Makeup. Congrats to Alessandro Bertolazzi and Christopher Allen Nelson!
Suicide Squares: The Adventures of the Original Suicide Squad
I saw Suicide Squad last week and found it enjoyable. It could have used some polishing...maybe a better editing job? It's being savaged by critics and the internet but it is definitely worth the price of admission, and absolutely better than Batman vs. Superman. The film was good adaptation of the well known late 80s … Continue reading Suicide Squares: The Adventures of the Original Suicide Squad